LT Paul Kostka, CHC, USNR
Father Paul Kostka
Lieutenant Paul Kostka is a native of Wimbledon, England. Born of American parents overseas, he grew up in Houston, Texas. He is the third of four children. He graduated from The Woodlands High School in 2002. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Theology from the Franciscan University of Steubenville (2006). He earned a Master of Divinity from St. John Vianney Seminary (2013) graduating Summa Cum Laude and a Master of Education Administration from Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia (2016).
Chaplain Kostka was commissioned as a Chaplain as a reservist in May of 2018 as a Lieutenant Junior Grade. He promoted to full Lieutenant in January of 2020.
His exclusive reserve assignment has been with the MEFREL 218 in support of the III Marine Expeditionary Force. He has assisted the local Marine Corps CLB in various training evolutions providing deck plate ministry. As a reservist he served in support of the Catholic Midshipmen Club at the United States Naval Academy in the Fall of 2018 and Fall of 2019 assisting with retreats.
An ordained Catholic priest, Chaplain Kostka has served as an assistant Principal at Machebeuf High School in Denver and as a Chaplain at the University of Denver. He has also traveled extensively throughout the United States in support of youth and college ministry.